Thought for the day…”The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”
“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
I have had the misfortune (and misfortune is the word) to travel through the enlarged Oslo airport. It is still a national disgrace for Norway. Despite earlier complaints, the airport managers in their infinite wisdom, have still ignored the needs of waiting passengers. All very well to build a big new terminal, but the queues to check in and at security seem just as bad as ever. Not only that, but those same airort managers have STILL not put in anywhere near enough seats for waiting passengers. Before, their excuse was that they did not have enough space for seats (although apparently they did have enough space for stupid scultpures). Now that the enlarged terminal is open (with more space), there are still not enough seats for waiting passengers.
And once you have negotiated the snake-like lines to go through the security controls, then you have another challenge to find enough seats whilst you wait for the flight. If you want to find something to do while you wait, good luck, because there seems to be almost nothing for passengers to do (apart fro slow, restricted internet). Good luck too if you want to charge your phone or computer…the search for a socket will keep you amused for some time before your flight.
So the recently enlarged Oslo airport is just as bad as before. The queues are still there, the lack of seats is still the same, and the lack of things to do whilst waiting for your flight is just the same. And the worst part…..we passengers are paying for the privilege of using these poor facilities. A disgrace for Norway.
Plenty of space for these 2 people on the beach near Surat Bay, on the Catlins Coast of New Zealand..
and another photo from the archives….black and white lines and modern architecture…
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October 30, 2017 | Categories: airlines, airport, aviation, beach, beaches, Choice, coast, color, colour, complaint, complaints, effects, Fuji, Fujifilm, FujifilmX, holidays, light, moan, Nature, New Zealand, Norway, Nouvelle Zealande, Nya Zealand, Photography, photoshop, quotes, Sea, sex, South Island, Travel, Uncategorized, X-T20, XXX | Tags: airport, airports, architecture, aviation, Azerbaijan, Baku, beaches, black & white, BW, capital, Catlins, cities, city, coast, coastal, Complaint, destinations, elevator, flying, holidays, New Zealand, Norge, Norway, Norwegen, NZ, ocean, open space, OSL, Oslo, passengers, Paxex, Photography, photos, sea, sea breeze, South Island, stairs, steps, subway, Surat Bay, travel, underpass, waves, wild | Leave a comment
Thought for the day….”Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”
“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
Autumn is a good time to get around to sorting the thousands of photos that are sitting on discs and hard drives. Those of us over about 30 years old will remember that at one time, you only got 36 pictures (37 if you were lucky) on a roll of film, and even on a long holiday, you did not come back with thousands of photos. But with digital cameras, it is far too easy to click away and end up with hundreds of photos. I am looking back at my earlier photos and putting them through a test. First question is “would I be proud to show this photo to somebody else? ” and the second question “is this photo special to me?” If the answer to both questions is NO then it is time to hit the delete button. Rather like pruning trees after the summer, it will result in a leaner, cleaner and better photo collection. Hit that delete button !
Classical buildings in the Frogner part of Oslo for the photo today, originally a colour photo that I have converted to Black & White.
and another photo, the lunchtime Wideroe Dash 8 Q300 aircraft arriving in Honningsvag, in North Norway. This is only about 30km from the North Cape, which is claimed to be the top of Europe at over 71 degrees north. That said, North Cape is actually on an island (Mageroya) so whether or not it is actually the northernmost point of Europe is debatable. ALL PHOTOS ON THIS SITE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
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October 9, 2017 | Categories: 100-400mm, Aircraft, airlines, airport, architecture, aviation, Black & White, building, buildings, Choice, coast, color, colour, effects, Fuji, Fujifilm, FujifilmX, holidays, light, Noresund, Norway, Photography, photoshop, Picfair, Picfair.com, quotes, Scandinavia, Sea, sex, summer, Travel, Uncategorized, X-T20, XF 100-400mm, XXX | Tags: aircraft, airport, airports, architecture, arrival, Artic, buildings, coast, coastal, commuter, design, Finnmark, flying, Frogner, Honningsvag, landing, Mageroya, Norge, Norway, Norwegen, Oslo, runway, SAS, Scandinavia, Scandinavian, sea, SK, turboprop, Wideroe | Leave a comment